From the Stone Age to the Bronze Age and beyond, curiosity about materials—both natural and man-made—has been a major driver of human progress. The Center for Advanced and Intelligent Materials (C-AIM), a new research initiative that will include a state-of-the-art building on campus, will bring together Weizmann scientists in a variety of fields to advance the materials of tomorrow. Profs. Leeor Kronik, Jacob Klein, Lia Addadi, David Cahen, and Oren Tal, and Dr. Michal Leskes discuss their groundbreaking research, which has important implications for medicine, energy, electronics, and more.